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Murdercycles! Rating 200 2009 Motorcycles By Safety - Harley Davidson Over 1.3 Litres

Updated on November 30, 2008

 Harley Davidson FLHR Road King has an engine that is an 1584 cc, air cooled, v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 95.25 mm x 111.25 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine outputs a maximum of 80 horsepower. When that total amount of power at maximum levels is divided by the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 335, a total dry weight which is equal to 737 pounds, the calculation can now be executed which shows the power to weight ratio as expressed as pounds of the motorcycle's dry weight which is driven by each horsepower. This bike's pounds per horsepower result is 9.21. With that number finally determined, we can now conclude that this bike has a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Harley Davidson FLHRC 105th Anniversary Road features a motor engineered as a 1584 cc, air cooled, v-twin. The engine is designed with a bore and stroke of 95.25 mm x 111.25 mm, and has a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine cranks out a total of 80 horsepower. When this output is compared against the motorcycle's weight in kilograms of 334, which in American units converts out to be 734.8 pounds, we end up with a calculation of pounds per horsepower, which is an industry standard manner of determining the overall real world power of the vehicle. In this motorcycle's case, the power to weight ratio is 9.19. The final result is that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Harley Davidson FLHRC Road King Classic is designed with an engine configured as a 1584 cc, air cooled, v-twin. The motor is engineered with a bore and stroke configuration of 95.25 mm x 111.25 mm, providing a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine generates a strong 80 horsepower. When this output is calculated to the bike's dry weight in kilograms of 334, which in Imperial measure equals 734.8 pounds, we can now calculate the ratio of pounds per horsepower, a fairly standard calculation in the motor vehicle world which will allow you to determine the motorcycle's actual performance on the street. In the case of this bike, its power to weight ratio is 9.19. Those figures provide a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide bears an engine which is an 1584 cc, air cooled, v-twin. The motor's bore and stroke is 95.25 mm x 111.25 mm, equating to a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine is rated for a maximum of 80 horsepower. When this power at the rear wheel is taken into consideration alongside the dry weight in kilograms of 339, which equates to 745.8 pounds, it is now possible to determine the ratio of pounds per horsepower, which is a good way to estimate the motorcycle's actual performance in everyday use. This bike's power to weight ratio is 9.32. That results in a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Harley Davidson FLTR Road Glide has an engine that is set up as an 1584 cc, air cooled, v-twin. The engine features a bore and stroke of 95.25 mm x 111.25 mm, which results in a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The motor powers the rear wheel with a total of 80 horsepower. When this amount of horses is balanced with the dry weight in kilograms of 339, which equals 745.8 pounds, the calculation of pounds per horsepower is now possible: a measurement that is generally utilized to determine the motorcycle's overall performance. In this case, the power to weight ratio is 9.32. That figure determines that this motorcycle has a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Harley Davidson FXDLI Dyna Low Rider is designed around an engine that is an 1449 cc, air cooled, v-twin. The engine has a bore and stroke measuring 95.3 mm x 101.6 mm, which gives the engine a compression ratio of 8.8:1. The engine is able to generate a total of 70 horsepower. If you take that amount of power and equate it with the motorcycle's dry weight in kilograms of 290, which converts out to 638 pounds, the pounds per horsepower can now be precisely measured in a determination which is a very accurate reflection of this particular motorcycle's total performance on the street or track. In the case of this bike, the power to weight ratio is 9.11. That figure equates out to a Murdercycle Rating of "F": HIGH-RISK which means that this bike is too powerful for public highways and that any non-professional rider operating it is taking a high degree of risk.

Harley Davidson FXSTS - FXSTSI Springer is a motorcycle that has an engine which is an 1449 cc, air cooled, v-twin. The motor has a bore and stroke of 95.3 mm x 101.6 mm, and has a compression ratio of 8.8:1. The powerplant creates a total of 63 horsepower. A simple calculation dividing that power to the total dry weight in kilograms of 302, a mass that equals 664.4 pounds, the actual ratio of this motorcycle's actual performance while being ridden can be determined with a high degree of accuracy. The pounds per horsepower determines what the power to weight ratio is, and in this bike's case, that figure is 10.55. That final calculation gives this motorcycle a Murdercycle Rating of "G": OVER-POWERED which means that even a rider with a couple of years of street experience on a smaller displacement motorcycle should exercise caution as this bike is powerful enough to get them into trouble.  

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